This is a quick 10 minute Cushion Cover Tutorial - it is an envelope cushion cover I made for my sister. I made her some curtains recently with the same matching fabric and also made some cushion covers with the remnants.
All you need is one rectangle piece of fabric! (and of course needle and thread). Below is a photograph of the fabric I used. You can see where I ironed the fabric where I was going to fold the fabric - this can make it easier for sewing.
I have tried to explain by using 'Picnik' to show diagrams of how to do this - I hope this works!
Step 1: Measure the size of the cushion you wish to make a cover for. Add 2 inches to the length (1 inch for each hem). Double the size of the width and and add 8 inches for the overlapped opening
Step 2: Cut out the fabric to the size you need.
Step 4: Fold the shorter sides to the centre (fabric pattern inside touching) making an overlap so the square should be the width of the original cushion.
Step5: Sew along the top and then along the bottom.
Step 6: Turn the cushion inside out (correct side).
YOU NOW HAVE YOUR CUSHION!
This is an extremely easy project and by sewing machine done in less than 10 minutes! This can even be done by hand but would take a little longer. You are only sewing 4 straight lines to make this cushion!
Below is a photograph my sister sent me of the cushions beside the curtains that I made for her (for the nursery) using the same fabric. Here is the link to that post: blackout curtains
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